The FAFSA is the federal form the U.S. Department of Education uses to determine for how much federal student aid you qualify. Even if you think you "make too much money," completing the FAFSA gives you or your child the opportunity to borrow federal loans, which may be at a reduced interest rate than private loans.
Students who will be attending college should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) soon after January 1. Check your college's priority deadline for filing the FAFSA.
The FAFSA on the Web is preferred because it is the fastest and easiest way to submit the information. The FAFSA on the web worksheet helps you complete the form online. They can be printed from the website or obtained in the counseling office. Parents and students need to apply for a personal identification number (PIN), so they can electronically sign the FAFSA. Keep the PIN secure. It will be used all four years the student is in school.
If you need help filing the FAFSA, Call 1-800-4-FEDAID or 1-877-I-ATTAIN.